Chinese media control attacked in letter

This article about Lu Yuegang’s open letter is from Financial Times. Thanks to Peking Duck for blogging it.

From Financial Times: “An open letter by Lu Yuegang, veteran reporter at the China Youth Daily, to a senior cadre at its parent Communist party Youth League has drawn widespread attention recently after being posted on the internet. The 13,000-character letter to League official Zhao Yong is the most public expression in years of the deep dissatisfaction of many Chinese journalists at the restrictions on their work imposed by party propaganda commissars.

It comes at a time of dramatic change in China’s media as the government pushes reforms intended to commercialise newspapers and broadcasters by attracting foreign and private investment while retaining state control over content.”

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